|The connected Coast initiative took a large step forward today|
with the signing of joint Venture Partnership for Prince Rupert's
CityWest and Vancouver Island's Strathcona Regional District
The somewhat delayed plans for fibre optic connection of coastal BC, Haida Gwaii and Northern Vancouver Island seems to finally be back on track, with a significant announcement today of the Joint Venture Agreement for Prince Rupert based CityWest and Strathcona Regional District.At the Strathcona Regional District Board meeting of September 16th, Directors unanimously agreed to proceed with the Connected Coast project by entering a Joint Venture partnership with CityWest.
|CityWest CEO |
“This partnership with SRD will ultimately help people in underserved communities along the coast. We’ve worked very closely over the past two years on this project, and we’re looking forward to seeing some tangible results soon.”
In their announcement of today, CityWest outlined some of the background to the project and what will come in the months and years ahead.The project’s purpose is to bring high-speed Internet accessibility to rural and remote communities along coastal B.C., Haida Gwaii, and Vancouver Island.